Title: Midnight Intruder Summary: A former actor poses as the son of a wealthy man and gets involved in a murder in which the real son is a suspect. Directed by: Arthur Lubin Actors: Louis Hayward, Eric Linden, J.C. Nugent Production Company: Universal Pictures Release Date: 6 February 1938 (USA) Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Barry Gilbert and "Doc" Norton, broke and hungry, enter the unoccupied Reitter country estate. Soon, servants begin to arrive to prepare to welcome home the prodigal son, John Clark Reitter, Jr., of a newspaper-publisher, who has been away for several years and whom none of the servants know by sight. Barry decides to pose as Junior. The real Reitter (Jr.), before he can reach home, is arrested for murder and his wife, Peggy, appeals to Barry for aid. With the help of a newspaperman and an attorney he manages to establish Reitter's innocence. He also finds time to fall in love with Patricia Hammond and gets a job as a reporter on Reitter's newspaper.